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Meaning and name origin

Alana \a-la-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced ah-LAH-nah. It is of Old German and Hawaiian origin, and the meaning of Alana is "precious; awakening". A rather modern Latinate feminine form of Alan. Also possibly from the Gaelic "ailin" meaning "little rock" or possibly derived from Elaine or Helen. Award-winning pop vocalist Alanis Morissette; actress Lana Turner.


Alana has 33 variant forms: Alaina, Alaine, Alanah, Alane, Alani, Alanis, Alanna, Alannah, Alawna, Alayne, Alene, Aleyna, Aleynah, Aleyne, Alie, Allana, Alleen, Allena, Allene, Alleynah, Alleyne, Allina, Allinah, Allyn, Allyna, Alona, Alonna, Lana, Lanah, Lanna, Lannah, Lanny and Lannie.


Alana is a very popular first name for females (#794 out of 4276, Top 19%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Alana for girls. Alana reached its highest rank of #143 in the U.S. in 2007. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alana name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alana outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Alana and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alaina (#190), Alana (#198), Lana (#351), Helen (#404), Alanna (#526), Alani (#612), Elaine (#654), Alannah (#947), Alene and Allene. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alaina, Alana, Alani, Alanna, Alannah, Alene, Allene, Elaine, Helen, Lana in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alaina, Alana, Alanna, Alannah, Elaine outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Helen, Lana outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alana is also pronounced similarly to Ailani, Alayna, Alaynna, Aleana, Aleena, Alena, Alenah, Aliena, Alina, Allona, Alonia, Alwyna, Alyna, Alynah, Elaina, Elana, Elanah, Elanna, Elayna, Eleana, Elena, Eliana, Elina, Elona, Elyana, Ilana, Ilania, Ileana, Ilena, Iliana, Ilona, Iolana, Oleana, Olena, Oliana, Olina and Ulani. Other suggested similar baby names are Adana, Alaia, Alala, Alamea, Alanza, Aldana, Alima, Aline, Allma, Alma, Aloma, Aluma, Alyne, Amana, Arlana, Avana, Ayana and Flana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alana.